Frequently Answered Questions

Q.  When does registration occur?

A.  Spring Registration occurs in October and runs through January or February of the following year.  Register and pay fees by January 22, 2018 to guarantee a spot for the 2018 Spring season.  The Spring season begins on February 24, 2018 and ends on June 2, 2018. 

Fall Ball registration is early to mid-August


Q.  If I registered online, how do I provide you my child's proof-of-birthdate (i.e. birth certificate) and proof-of-residence?
A.  Once you register and pay fees online, your registration is finalized only when we can verify your child's proof-of-birthdate and proof of residence (showing you reside within our boundaries). 

If your child did not play in our league last season and/or you have not already provided us with a copy of your child's birth certificate and Riviera Little League Boundary residence documents, it is a requirement that ALL players must provide a proof-of-age document (i.e. birth certificate) and proof-of-residence (or attend schools within our league boundaries) to be eligible to play in the upcoming season.

If you provided a proof-of-age/proof-of-residence documents in a previous season, Riviera Little League has kept your verification on file and you do not have to provide it again. Please note that if your child is selected to a Tournament Team ("All-Stars") league ages 8 & up only, you will be asked to provide the ORIGINAL proof-of-birth and proof-of-residence documents again.


Q.  How old does my child need to be to play?
A.  Boys and girls between league ages 4 and 14 years of age can participate in our baseball program.

Click here for the 2018 baseball age determination and age chart

"Playing Up" or playing in an age group higher than their league age is permitted in the Spring. In certain cases in the Spring season, a Player may be permitted to "Play Up" however not to the Major Division.

In order to "Play Up", the League Player Agent and President must approve.

Fall "League Age" is determined by the "League Age" of the upcoming Spring Season.


Q.  What are the registration fees?

2018 Season Early Fees Late Fees
 T-Ball (4-5): $99 $149
 International (5-6): $185 $235
 National (7-8): $205 $255
 Minor (9-10): $225 $275
 Major (11-12): $225 $275
 Intermediate (13): $225 $275
 Juniors (14): $210 $260

Fees listed DOES NOT include Snack Shack Deposit.  The Snack Shack Deposit will be refunded when you have fulfilled your Snack Shack duties.

Note: Refunds for the Spring 2018 season must be requested in writing to Riviera Little League ( by February 5, 2018


Q.  What payments are accepted?
A.  We accept credit cards, cash and checks.

Checks are payable to:

Riviera Little League
P.O. Box 1040
Torrance, CA 90505

Q.  Why do I need to make a deposit for Snack Shack?
A.  Since Riviera Little League is run strictly through volunteers, the deposit insures that parents fulfill their Snack Shack obligation. Once 2 shifts are worked (per child) credit card will be refunded or the check is returned/shredded.


Q.  How are registration fees used?
A.  Riviera Little League is a 100% non-profit volunteer organization. Our budget addresses equipment, uniforms, field improvements, field maintenance, utilities, background checks and insurance. In addition, Riviera Little League pays for umpires for all games from age 8 and up. The registration fees are reviewed each year by the leagues' Board of Directors and modified as expenses go up.


Q.  Do Riviera Little League Directors get paid?
A.  No. Unlike some other Youth Sports Organizations, the Board of Directors for Riviera Little League is 100% volunteer.   No Director receives any financial compensation for their services to the League.


Q.  How are revenues generated?
A.  In addition to registration fees, Riviera Little League actively pursues sponsors from Corporations, local businesses and private sources.  In addition, Riviera Little League fundraising activities include Hit-a-Thon, league apparel, pancake breakfast, etc.


Q.  Who has to try out?
A.  Every player who will be playing in the National, Minor or Major divisions.


Q.  When are try outs?
A.  Try outs will occur mid-January prior to the season start.


Q.  What if I have an issue with my child's manager?

  • Speak with the manager about your concerns. 99% of the time this will take care of the issue.
  • If you still are not satisfied, you should contact the Player Agent for your division.
  • If you feel the issue is critical, you are always free to contact the league President directly.


Q.  Can I become a Riviera Little League Board member?
A.  Each year in April, the Board of Directors must be re-elected.  Any adult resident living in the Riviera Little League boundaries can apply to become a board member.   In April, email if you would like to put your name on the Board of Directors ballot.   The current Board of Directors vote.  All applicants must undergo and pass a background check.


Q.  How are Managers / Coaches Selected?

  • Managers are selected immediately following Registration deadline.
  • Managers are required to fill out a Riviera Little League application as well as a Volunteer Background Check form prior to the selection process.
  • The Board of Directors of Riviera Little League votes on and appoints managers based on previous experience in both Riviera Little League and other Volunteer Organizations, Parent Reviews (if they have previously coached at Rivera Little League) and experiences/records in prior seasons.
  • Coaches are parents who are willing to help out from the team.  Coaches are required to fill out the Volunteer Background Check form.

If you are interested in Managing a team please email


Q.  What skills are involved during the tryouts?
A.  Tryout format will include (5) stations:

  • Running bases
  • Ground balls
  • Fly balls
  • Pitching
  • Hitting

All players are required to tryout in order to qualify for the National, Minor and Major draft.


Q.  How Does the Draft Work?

  • The draft for each division will be held on separate days. All managers will draw numbers to determine their position in the draft.
  • The draft will be conducted in a snake format, i.e. 1-2-3-4, 4-3-2-1, then 1-2-3-4, etc.
  • The only "player freezes" are the Managers child(ren).
  • In the event there is a player who is registered but cannot attend one of the designated tryouts, that player will then be ranked by the previous years’ performance.
  • Trades between teams will be allowed immediately after the draft, during a specified time period, with both managers' agreement and the approval of the division player agent.


Q.  What if my Child ends up on a team without a manager?

  • Riviera Little League is a 100% Volunteer Organization.
  • As an organization, we do our best to recruit the best that the area has to offer in volunteer managers.
  • In some instances, we do end up with teams without volunteer managers.  When this occurs, Riviera Little League does not want to take away the chance for players to get in the game. Instead, the division player agent will schedule a meeting with the team and either has one of the parents step up and offer to manage the team or find a way for the parents to assume the duties of managing the team. In most cases, 2-3 parents on the team take the opportunity and the results have been very positive.


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